TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas in a bid to improve communication between units now spread over several states.
Toyota will break ground this year on a new environmentally-friendly headquarters in Plano, Texas, about 25 miles north of Dallas. Small groups of employees will start moving to temporary office space there this year, but most will not move until late 2016 or early 2017 when a new headquarters is completed.
The new campus will bring together approximately 4,000 employees from sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and finance. That includes 2,000 employees at the current headquarters in Torrance, Calif.; 1,000 employees at Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing center in Erlanger, Ky.; and 1,000 employees at Toyota Financial Services.
Toyota also plans to expand its technical center near Ann Arbor, Mich., and move approximately 250 parts procurement positions there from Georgetown, Ky., where the Camry and…
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